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Feb 26, 2014 7:00am PST
south with tens of millions ever americans battling the brutal cold. >>> taking the stand, kerry kennedy set to testify at her drunk driving trial this morning. will that help or hurt her case? >>> and welcome home, fresh from their gold-medal winning performance in sochi. >> davis and white lit up the ice. >> olympic ice dancing champs meryl davis and charlie white take to our rink here in rockefeller center only on "today," wednesday, february 26th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on the west coast at 7:00 a.m. and as unusual as it sounds, it is snowing. the plaza cam. not sticking too much. but snowing well. >> meantime out west, we have a rain. >> this is a double-edged sword. the areas are so dry, they will not absorb. they are worried about mudslides and three-hour delays at san francisco's airport. it will be a mess. >>> we have an interesting story coming up. do you worry about your underage son or daughter getting their hands on alcoho
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Mar 4, 2014 7:00am PST
john kerry involarrives in the volat region this morning. >>> out of order, a dramatic interruption in the court during the trial of oscar pistorius as the victim's mother speak to us in an exclusive interview. why she says she has to see pistorius face to face. >>> historic lows. winter's misery rolls on with tens of millions waking up to record-setting cold again. but we'll tell you why hope is on the horizon. >>> and stirring tribute. runners veer off course at a road race to honor a 95-year-old veteran who came out to cheer them on. >> thank you! >> thank you! >> thank you very much. >> the moment that will touch your heart, "today," tuesday, march 4th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. nice to have you along on a tuesday morning. al roker is back from hollywood. or as we like to call him adel nazim. >> my name in john travolta -- i had fun. we had a good time. love doing it. >> well, it's good to have you back. >>> by the way, big names joining us today. oscar wi
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Mar 5, 2014 7:00am PST
request to hold a special meeting today to discuss this crisis. also on the diplomatic front, john kerry is expected to meet with russian foreign minister in paris. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be john kerry's first face-to-face meeting with his russian counterpart since this crisis began. the russian foreign minister has said the threat of sanctions will not change his government's position. obviously, the situation remains tense. overnight, white house officials here explain they're still pushing what they call this diplomatic off ramp for russia if russian troops return to their bases. the escalating crisis in ukraine put a microscope on the rocky relationship between barack obama and vladimir putin. the two presidents delivering competing televised messages. mr. obama ridiculing the justification for sending troops into crimea. >> president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations. i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> a former u.s. official described putin as emotional, showing off his angr
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Mar 2, 2014 6:00am PST
state john kerry and also senator marco rubio as well on what the u.s. options are now, what will the president do. we'll talk about it coming up. >> david gregory, thanks. erica? >> lester, thanks. it's been such a fun morning here. the good news is we are not done. tune in tomorrow for the after party. that will do it for us this sunday morning. thanks for watching. >> i'll see you back here tonight for "nbc nightly news." until then, have a great sunday. take care. one of the best things about covered california is that millions of people will qualify for financial assistance. for example, if you're a single person making less than $46,000 a year, or a family of four, earning up to $94,200, you may be eligible for premium assistance. the lower your annual income, the greater financial assistance you will receive. get answers, and get covered. find out if you're eligible and enroll now. at coveredca.com. >>> good morning. i'm kris sanchez. coming up, breaking news where fire crews are fighting a blaze in the hills of san leandro. smoke and flames can be seen for miles. >>> and the w
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Mar 6, 2014 7:00am PST
. the ukraine crisis now in its sixth day with no end in sight. secretary of state john kerry in rome today. after failing to make progress with russia's foreign minister, sergei lavrov, in paris wednesday. after those meetings the russian foreign ministry tweeting a photo showing kerry and lavrov looking in opposite directions. the apparent message, they don't see eye to eye, but they need to keep talking. >> we agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days with russia, with the ukrainians. >> reporter: but lavlove refused to meet yew crane's new acting foreign minister whom kerry had brought to paris hoping to engineer the first direct talks between the two sides. the tension was illustrated graphically in crimea wednesday, a dramatic confrontation. u.n. envoy robert serry forced to call for help from a cafe. >> please come as soon as possible now. >> reporter: kerry failed to enter crimea last week and was forced out wednesday, his mission still not accomplished. some in congress want to know why u.s. intelligence didn't pick up on russia's move sooner. >> it was not pr
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Feb 28, 2014 7:00am PST
could come today at the drugged driving trial of kerry kennedy as deliberations enter a second day now. nbc's katy tur is at the courthouse in white plains, new york, this morning. katy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the jury of two women and four men deliberated for about 45 minutes yesterday before returning home without a verdict. they'll resume once again this morning. now, if she is convicted, she faces a fine, a year in jail, and a suspended license. 54-year-old kerry kennedy leaving court after closing arguments, pushing her mother ethel in a wheelchair. the kennedy matriarch supporting her daughter throughout her drugged driving trial this week. kennedy, the seventh of 11 children of robert f. kennedy, is charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence. she was arrested in july of 2012 when she allegedly sideswiped a tractor-trailer on a highway in westchester county, new york. kennedy has long maintained her innocence. >> i remember getting on the highway and then i have no memory until i was stopped at a traffic light and a police officer
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Mar 2, 2014 8:00am EST
for "suits" is march 6 at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >>> i'll speak to secretary of state john kerry and also senator marco rubio as well on what the u.s. options are now, what will the president do. we'll talk about it coming up. >> david gregory, thanks. erica? >> lester, thanks. it's been such a fun morning here. the good news is we are not done. tune in tomorrow for the after party. that will do it for us this sunday morning. thanks for watching. >> i'll see you back here tonight for "nbc nightly news." until then, have a great sunday. take care. >>> new this morning, shots fired at a metro station a. one person hit, and how what we're learning about what happened. >> first the calm before the storm. we have a strong winter weather system headed this way. new computer models give us a better idea of what to expect adds the snow moves. we should all prepare for a major winter storm. hi everyone. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. we want to start with chuck's latest forecast. seems like everyone is in the path. >> that's right. we moved the b
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Feb 27, 2014 7:00am PST
president. secretary kerry spoke with andrea mitchell. >> mr. putin should listen carefully to ukraine who have voiced their desire for change. we are hoping that russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we don't see it that way. >> reporter: yanukovych now in exile in russia today claims he is still the legitimate president of this country. we are seeing the emergence of two rival governments, a parliament in kiev pro-europe and one in crimea that remains pro-russia. >>> two years after the cruise ship hit a reef the captain of costa concordia returned to the wreck site today as part of his trial. ayman mohyeldin is covering the trial from london. >> reporter: for the first time since he left the trip as captain he is returning to the costa concordia as a defendant. even locals are surprised the captain often called most hated man in italy would return. we have been a little bothered by that because we think he is somewhat guilty of all what happened said this resident. he is back along with inspectors surveying the ship that sits off the coast. it is part o
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Mar 3, 2014 7:00am PST
prepares to send secretary of state john kerry to the region. >>> not guilty. in a "today" exclusive kerry kennedy opens up live about her drugged driving acquittal, the kennedy name, the impact and what's next for her. >>> and the winners are -- >> "12 years a slave". >> the slavery drama wins best picture. >> cate blanchett picks up best actress. matthew mcconaughey wins his first. and pays tribute to his dad. >> i know he is up there right now with a big pot of gumbo and a lemon meringue pie over there and a cold can of miller light and he's dancing right now. >> and we're throwing an oscar afterparty with al and kathie lee live today, monday, march 3rd, 2014. >> announcer: this is a special edition of "today." "today's oscar after party" from new york and beverly hills with matt lauer and savannah guthrie from studio 1-a from rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this monday morning. and let's get right to the results of our oscar pool. i made it until 9:15. >> that's it. >> 10:30. >> 10:30. winner take all. >> i made it through ellen's monologue
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Mar 1, 2014 5:00am PST
york. >> a big weight is lifted off the shoulders of kerry kennedy this morning. she was acquitted on friday of charges of driving under the influence of a drug. as kennedy tries to put the case behind her, there's lingering questions about why prosecutors pursued the case in the first place. >> reporter: after four days of testimony and a quick acquittal, kerry kennedy, 54, human rights activist and author was grateful it was over. >> i want to say thank you to the jury for returning this verdict. >> reporter: she is the daughter of rfk and ethel kennedy now 85 and with her through the trial. in july of 2012 on a suburban new york highway kennedy allegedly sideswiped a truck, blew out a tire on her suv while driving to her gym. police found her slumped over the wheel. at the time kennedy claimed she had mistaken by taken a sleeping pill instead of a thyroid medication. >> i have no memory until i was stopped at a traffic light and a police officer was at my car door. >> but prosecutors charged her with driving while impaired insisting that even though she had mixed up her medicati
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Mar 2, 2014 10:00am EST
david talks to secretary of state john kerry and marco rubio about what happened since russia has intervened. >>> from potholes in the street to cracks on bridges, the new price tag to fix the problems and improve the safety of your commute. >>> the honoring of african-americans this is still a work in progress. >>> the biggest story now on nbcwashington.com is the weather. >>> this winter has been a tough one especially on the roads. when you combine the snowy season with years of neglect, a lot of work will need to be done to make highways and bridges safer. tom costello has more on what those might cost. >> reporter: building a new expanded interchange to handle traffic from the rapidly growing suburbs, one upgrade to bridges that's cracked, crumbled, patched up and rusted. after the bridge collapse in washington state after a tractor trailer clipped the support beam. now americans dodge the landscape of potholes t the government has put a price tag on what it will cost to get roads and bridges back to where they should be. up to $145 billion per year in state and local money.
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Feb 27, 2014 4:00am PST
military maneuvers. secretary of state kerry saying russian military action in ukraine would be a grave mistake. >>> fine pri. the white house is proposing sweeping changes to nutrition labels impacting almost everything we eat. >>> plus, retired tonight show host jay leno's big announcement. a smartphone for the super secret designed to self-destruct. and a fascinating study uncovers what our dogs' expressions really mean. it's thursday, february 27th. "early today" starts right now. >>> very good morning to you. i'm richard lui. we're going to start with breaking news out of hawaii this hour. small private plane crashing moments after taking off from an airport on the island of maui last night. officials saying three people were killed, and three were injured. two critically. they believe everyone has been accounted for, no word yet on the cause there. we'll continue to watch that on nbc. >>> back on the mainland, drought stricken california finally getting a double blast of rain with possible flooding on the way too. heavy showers in the san francisco bay area knocked down trees and
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Feb 28, 2014 4:00am EST
intervention. now secretary of state john kerry said russia told the u.s. it will respect ukraine's sovereignty but tensions are heightened with russia scrambling fighter jets thursday to patrol boarders. meanwhile, vice president joe biden called ukraine's new prime minister pledging u.s. support after a new government was formed yesterday. >>> new help for u.s. military veterans is on hold today after it was blocked by republicans in the senate. the $21 billion bill failed to reach the 60 votes needed to advance. 41 republicans voted against it saying it was just too expensive. the bill would have expanded medical education and job training benefits for veterans and their families. it would have created 27 new medical facilities for iraq war veterans. the legislation had the backing of most veterans organizations. >>> president obama opening up like never before. at a candid and emotional kick off event at the white house. he launched a program aimed at giving young men of color a shot at success. it's called my brother's keeper. the president says he could have been a negative st
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Mar 2, 2014 6:00am EST
. today you're talking to secretary of state john kerry on the show. >> an important moment. secretary of state john kerry seemed to be assured earlier in the week russia would not take action like this. now putin has. what are they going to do about it? rubio perhaps running for president in 2016. he's been critical of the administration and laying out what he thinks should happen next. >> "meet the press" is at 7:30 every sunday right after news 4 today. >>> we want to take a live look at capitol hill where the week ahead, house republicans vote on a change to the president's healtheth will mark the 50th tip lawmakers tried to repeal or change the act. the newest proposal would eliminate the penalty you get for not signing up for coverage. it's expected to fail in the democratic leaning senate. >>> happening today, you could see protestors marching through northwest washington. hundreds are expected to gather at georgetown university and march to the white house to propose the keystone pipeline. along the way organizers say they'll occupy intersections and do what they call symbolic oil
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Mar 4, 2014 4:00am PST
>>> good morning on this fat tuesday. coming up on "early today," secretary of state john kerry is on his way to ukraine as the u.s. ratchets up the pressure on russian leader vladimir putin over his military occupation in crimea. >> i think the strong condemnation that is received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >> as midterm primary election season kicks off, new poll numbers mean bad news for both parties. >>> say it isn't so. the pope drops an f bomb at mass. >>> rescuers begin picking up classic corvettes in a sinkhole. and a massive snowman that puts all others to shame. it is tuesday, march 4th. "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning to you. i'm frances rivera. we start this tuesday with rising tensions around the world. just a short time ago, russian president vladimir putin told reporters in moscow he supports viktor yanukovych and he reserves the right to use force in eastern ukraine as a last resort. right now, some 16,000 russian troops are holding firm in the region of ukraine known
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Mar 5, 2014 4:00am PST
experiment involving lab rats. while in kiev, secretary of state john kerry said the opposite this is pledge to invade forward. he pledged $1 billion in u.s. assistance to the struggling ukraine. jim joining us now in moscow. good morning to you. a lot going on to talk about. perhaps more aide from the eu and perry going to paris. >> reporter: that's right. kerry is in paris to discuss with russian counter parts. richard, i think you could say there's been a change in the past 24 hours as far as potential progress. that clearly comes from putin's comments tuesday that he saw no need for the use of force in ukraine and had no desire to annex the peninsula. that allowed the perceptible change from the military confrontation we've been reporting on to take a step back from the brink. today in crimea things repain tense on the ground. there's reports of russians seizing two ukraine missile posts. ukraine is spinning not towards war but diplomatic solution. secretary of state john kerry meeting with the russian counter part in paris is the first face to face meeting since the crisis escala
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Mar 3, 2014 4:00am PST
intervention here. this will be one of the key things, we believe, that john kerry will be talking about when he comes to kiev tomorrow. this real fear of wider russian intervention and how best to prevent this. frances? >> all right. developing and happening quickly. we appreciate it. >>> snow, wind and record cold continues. check out this photo from late sunday. this morning, the storm is moving into the mid-atlantic and northeast carrying up to a foot of snow in some places. chris has more. looks like there is a nice layer already on the ground right now. >> yes, frances, it looks nice, but it doesn't feel too great. bitter cold out here, driving wind that pops up right on cue. and snow that has been falling since about 2:00 eastern time this morning. so we have about an inch, inch and a half, two inches on the ground right now. philadelphia is starting to come alive a little bit as people try and make their way to work if they do have to work. a lot of places here are on some sort of delay, governmental offices are shut down. the schools are shut down. as just the latest burst
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Mar 6, 2014 4:00am PST
again in rome. there were talks yesterday in paris. secretary of state john kerry characterized those talks as tough, but constructive. the they probably will be tougher, probably not as constructive today. it is very, very hard to get russian foreign minister sergey lavrov and his ukrainian counterpart face to face in the same room, much less get them talking. now, the russians say they believe this interim government in kiev was created unconstitutionally, so when lavrov was asked in paris yesterday if he had met with his ukrainian counterpart, richard, he apparently replied, who's that? this is how tough it is going to be to make any progress in the next number of days on ukraine, at least diplomatically. back to you. >> you said it so well, democracy, that is the question on many who are watching, what is happening there in the ukraine and whether it is or is not happening. jim maceda, thank you for your report this morning. >>> now lawmakers who still accuse the irs of targeting conservative groups. lois lerner, the former official at the center of the scandal, taking the fifth a
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Mar 2, 2014 9:00am EST
morning you'll hear about the steps u.s. might take in the coming days. secretary of state john kerry and senator marco rubio will sit down with david coming up on "meet the press" at 10:30 after news 4 today. >>> today here in washington, protests are planned against russia's president in ukraine. a group you will gather in northwest washington. similar protests happened yesterday around the world including offices in toronto and ottawa. >>> we're getting new information now on that deadly terrorist attack in china. officials believe 34 were killed including four responsible for the attack. 140 others were hurt. according to current reports, 10 separatists ran into the train station and started cutting people with knives. police arrested one, but five others got away. we're trying to find out the motive. >>> meanwhile, navy rescue crews are looking a pilot after he crashed the fighter jet. officials tell us the fa-18 went down about 70 miles east of the navy's fallon base outside of reno. officials have been trying to contact the pilot, but they haven't heard response. the mountainou
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Mar 3, 2014 6:00am PST
of state john kerry calls a russian invasion. he plans to travel to ukraine tomorrow to meet with the country's new government. he says world leaders are prepared to isolate russia but that may be a consequence that russian president vladimir putin is ready for. >> he's made a cost/benefit analysis. he's weighed the costs of doing what he do and he's reviewed the benefits of it. clearly he has concluded the benefits far outweigh the costs. we need to endeavor to change that calculus. >> he does not care and in many ways his action is directly for that purpose, to show swagger in the world. >> now some of those costs president obama warned about last week could include boycotting the g-8 meetings in sochi, freezing assets and banning visas. the country's economy is already taking a hit. in fact, today markets have dropped about 10%. its currency fell to the lowest point ever against the u.s. dollar. >>> the turmoil in ukraine is being felt right here in the bay area. this afternoon one man will set out on a cross-country journey hoping to spread awareness of the situation in ukraine. "
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Feb 26, 2014 6:00am PST
stand, kerry kennedy set to testify at her drunk driving trial this morning. will that help or hurt her case? >>> and welcome home, fresh from their gold-medal winning
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Mar 5, 2014 5:00am PST
special meeting in bruce sessels. kerry has a meeting planned with his russian counterpart. >>> oscar pistorius' murder trial has just adjourned for the day. earlier the chief defense lawyer pointed the finger at two witnesses that testified accusing them of tayloring their stories to match one another's. the witnesses, a married couple, live next door to pistorius, both said they heard a woman scream, gunshots the night that reeva steenkamp were killed. the defense say there's were differences between the statements the couple gave to police after the shooting and the testimony they gave in court. pistorius claims he thought steenkamp was an intruder the night he shot through a bathroom door, killing her. prosecutors say it was on purpose. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is on his way to silicon valley. meeting with high-tech leaders and the governor. live outside the computer history museum in mountain view, where the prime minister will be in a matter of hours. good morning to you, damien. >> reporter: good morning. this is the third american stop for the israeli prim
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Mar 4, 2014 6:00am PST
dropped. >> thank you so much, bob. developing news out of you crane. secretary of state john kerry is in kiev where he will show his support for you crane. this amid what he called an earlier russian invasion. as he arrived the obama administration announced one billion in aide to help after the country was cut off from its energy supply in russia. putin spoke to the media, he rejected the united states athlete punish russia with sanctions and hopes that russia will not have to use force in eastern you crane where most people speak russian. in the southern region of crimea russian troops fired warning shots as 300 soldiers demanded their jobs back. the troops previously manned the air base which is now controlled by russian troops. about a dozen soldiers warned the ukrainians to stay back. the commanders from both sides spoke, no one was hurt. >> this morning a dramatic event in the pistorius trial. a judge is now ordering an investigation into claims that a television channel broadcast a photo of one of the witnesses, a court order guarantees privacy to witnesses who request it. p
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Mar 5, 2014 6:00am PST
crisis. secretary of state kerry will meet with his russian counterpart where he will try to convince russian president put than he's already gone too far. >> he has strategic interest in the crimea and he's taken that calculation, realized that he can get away with this. >> ukraine raised its flag over the government headquarters in the eastern part of the country where a russian flag had flown for days. pro-russian demonstrators occupied the regional administration building since monday. police evacuated that after reports that it was rigged with explosive. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is on his way to silicon valley. he'll be at a meeting with high-tech leaders and the governor. "today in the bay" live outside the computer history museum in mountain view where the prime minister will be in a matter of hours. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the third stop in the united states for the prime minister. he was in washington, d.c., monday, los angeles yesterday, and today here at the computer history museum in the heart of the silicon valley. it will be a
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Mar 4, 2014 4:30am PST
minutes secretary of state john kerry landed in ukraine to show the united states support for the country's government there. it comes russian president putin spoke to the media for the first time since the crisis. he says he is not invading you crane, he is helping. putin rejected the united states' threat to punish russia with sanctions. he says he has the right to protect russians in the ukraine and told reporters he hopes that russia will not have to use force in eastern you crane where a vast majority of people there are ethnic russians. but in the southern area of crimea troops fired warning shots as 300 ukrainian soldiers demanded their jobs back. this is the first report of gun fire in this conflict. the ukrainian troops previously manned the air base, now controlled by russians. about a dozen russian soldiers warned the ukrainians who did not appear armed, to stay back, commanders from both sides eventually spoke. nobody was hurt. putin pulled back thousands of troops from ukrainian border today t russians say those troops have been on practice maneuvers. many ukrainians
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Mar 3, 2014 4:30am PST
washington, leaders are preparing a tough response to what secretary john kerry calls a russian invasion. he plans to travel to ukraine tomorrow to meet with the country's new government. he says world leaders are prepared to isolate russia but that may be a consequence that vladimir putin is ready for. >> he's made a cost/benefit analysis. he has weighed the costs of doing what he's done and he has viewed the benefits. clearly he has concluded that the benefits far outweigh the costs. we need to endeavor to change that calculus. >> he does not care, and in many ways his action is directly for that purpose, to show swagger in the world. >> now some of those costs president obama warned about last week could include boycotting the g-8 meetings in sochi, freezing assets and banning visas. >>> some americans have already evacuated from ukraine, including a bay area man who returned home just last night. joseph was one of hundreds of peace corps volunteers rushed home after the violence began. he was in ukraine for almost two years working as an english teacher. he says he understands now wh
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Mar 5, 2014 4:30am PST
. secretary of state kerry will meet with his russian counterpart. kerry will try to convince russian president putin as well russian soldiers walking the streets of the crimean peninsula with guns at ready, that's way too far. >> he has a strategic interest in the crimea, and he's take than calculation, realized that he can get away with this. >> top officials say, european union has agreed to give ukraine a staggering $15 billion in loans and grants to help. that's in addition to $1 billion the united states promised. the obama administration considering slapping russia with economic sanctions as soon as this week. >>> happening today, prime minister netanyahu will be in sill lon value to meet with high-tech leaders and governor brown. today is the first visit since netanyahu was in california in 2006. he has meetings scheduled with leader at linked did in, apple, and whatapp, a ukrainian immigrant who sold his app to facebook for $19 billion last month. later, they will sign an agreement promoting trade and economic development. a live report from mountain view about prmg netanyahu
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Mar 4, 2014 5:00am PST
developing news out of you crane. secretary john kerry has landed in kiev. senior officials tell nbc news that the u.s. is offering a billion dollars in loan guarantees to help you crane out because reef duesed energy supplies. the u.s. is also offering help with free and fair elections, the conflict escalated when hundreds of ukrainian troops approached a dozen russians at an air force base in crimea. the ukrainian troops manned an air base now controlled by russian troops b. a dozen russian soldiers warned the ukrainians to stay back. commanders from both sides eventually spoke. smo one was hurt. in the past hour russian president putin spoke publicly about the crisis. he says that the country is ready to use all means to protect russians in ukraine but hope people do not have to use force in the eastern part of the country. >> a bay area high school says it will do more to protect students after a second transgendered teen was allegedly attacked in four months. the latest attack happened in a boys bathroom at hercules high school. the victim a 15-year-old female who identifies as
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Mar 2, 2014 7:00am PST
and economic fallout. secretary of state john kerry will be one of the guests on today's "meet the press" so obviously a big topic of conversation. >>> here in the bay area, ukrainians who live here urging the u.s. and the rest of the world to intervene. those ukrainians who oppose russian military intervention gathered outside the russian consulate in san francisco yesterday. protesters sang together the ukrainian national anthem and other patriotic songs in a show of support. while some russian-speaking ukrainians are welcoming russia's presence, many are filled with dismay watches the russian military take control of crimea, which has been part of the ukraine since 1954. >> we hope very much there will be a peaceful resolution and we hope the united states government also support ukrainian independence. >> we do not want war. we are not against russians. the only problem is the regime of putin. >> russia's actions appear to violate a treaty signed by the u.s. and russia promising to respect ukraine's independence and sovereignty. many of the protesters want the u.s. to intervene
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Mar 3, 2014 5:00am PST
, leaders in washington are preparing a pretty tough response to what secretary john kerry calls a russian invasion. he plans to travel to ukraine tomorrow to meet with the country's new government. he says world leaders are prepared to isolate russia, in part by boycotting 48 me ining in sochi, also by freezing assets and visas. today russia's market dropped 10% and its currency fell to its lowest point ever against the dollar. some americans have already been evacuated from ukraine, including a bay area man who returned last night. he was among hundreds of peace corps volunteers that was rushed home after the violence began. >>> a cirque du soleil performer in san jose is watching what's happening in ukraine very closely. victor is a native of the count country. >> reporter: good morning. when victor leaves san francisco laurt today on his cross-country journey to support his homeland, ukraine, he's going to be awfully hard to miss. he's going to be driving a custom brightly colored porsche 911. he says when he came up with this idea to support his country, he actually had no ide
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Feb 27, 2014 6:00am PST
state john kerry to warn any military intervention in ukraine would be a grave mistake. getting very serious. >> it is. 6:42. an update to breaking news, a stretch of southbound 101 shut down overnight in the south bay. we've got new details about the fuel spill from an overturned tanker. >> 18 people woke up to smoke and flames. >> we're tracking another round of heavy rainfall on the way to the bay area. i'll time it out when "today in the bay" comes right back. >>> a. new video just in showing an overturned tanker truck closed part of 101 to remain closed for hours. >> the truck was hauling gas on southbound 101 when a car slammed into it near tenant avenue. christie smith live near the scene of that crash this morning. we saw the vehicle that was involved as well. you just spoke to chp about when the lanes might open out there. what do you know? >> reporter: good morning. unfortunately, i wish i had better news for you but when i asked the chp officer he kind of shrugged his shoulders and said maybe one to two hours at best, talking about just getting one lane open southboun
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Mar 6, 2014 5:00am PST
. neither does russia. that's why secretary of state john kerry is having such a hard time with diplomacy. the meetings in paris where they couldn't get ukrainians and russians to sit at the same table. now they are in rome again today making another effort to get russians to back off. the russians say it's not our military there but they are russian troops that seem to be heavily involved. not only in crimea but in the east, there is another region outside kiev that the heavily pro russian. here in washington as of this morning, the white house announced sanctions and visa restrictions on people they say are interfering with ukraine's ability to be a sovereign nation. we knew that these things were coming, they are considering additional sanctions here. and one thing they are voting on an early preliminary mary vote whether to try to prop up the economy in the ukraine to strengthen the government. >> thanks for watching the developments. appreciate it. >> the latest witness to testify in oscar pistorius's murder trial says the olympian knelt next to his girlfriend praying as he
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Mar 6, 2014 4:00am EST
kerry is being positive about the diplomacy saying that talks with his russian counter part were tough but constructive. still one of the key goals of the paris talks was to get the russian and ukrainian board minister face to face in the same room but that never happened. the russians say that the new interim government in kiev was put in place by an unconstitutional coup. so when he was asked if he had met his ukrainian counterpart he he replied, who's that? russia and the u.s. are trying to find a compromise out of the current crisis. also vladimir putin had another phone conversation with the german chancellor merkel and exchanged views on an end game. meantime, they're meeting to perhaps decide on sanctions against russia today in brussels but there's growing signs of tension with many of them in the west like germany that believe that sanctions against russia will only backfire. back to you. >> a lot of issues at play. we do appreciate it. a war of words on capitol hill during a hearing on the irs. the agency still accused of targeting conservative groups. lois lerner took the 5t
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